Bedroom
Apr 13, 2015

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

By: Lauren McPhillips

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions Author: Style At Home

Bedroom
Apr 13, 2015

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

By: Lauren McPhillips

Your bedroom should ensure sweet dreams every night, so whether you're working with a small space or lack of closet space, we've got a solution to overcome your design dilemma.

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8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: There’s no room for a headboard in my teeny master bedroom

Get creative with the paintbrush and make your own headboard on the wall, like in the photo above. Use a stencil for a professional look or search online for stylish wall decals.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Angus Fergusson Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: I have virtually no closet space in my bedroom. None.

Whilst a lot of older homes win on the character front, many fail when it comes to storage space. Put your favourite clothes on display on a rolling rack (it’s like being backstage at a fashion show!), and tuck out-of-season items away beneath the bed. You can also build up, with open shelving along the perimeter of your ceiling.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: Our new condo bedroom is pretty small and bedside tables barely fit

If floor space is an issue, hang floating shelves for a sleek, minimalist look. Make use of the wall behind your headboard and install task lighting for nighttime reading.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: Our bedroom has a small window, only allowing a small amount of natural light in

Let the light shine in by hanging a large mirror opposite the window. It will not only reflect the light, but it will also mirror the frame and give the illusion of more than one window in the room.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: My old bedside tables aren’t as tall as my new bed

If your bedside tables are laying low, add some height by stacking your favourite coffee table books on top for your carafe and reading lamp to sit upon.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: We have two windows in the bedroom, but one is too small to hang drapes

Mismatched window coverings aren’t necessarily a bad thing! Hang drapes on the bigger window, then a roller blind on the smaller window. Just make sure you’re using complementary colours and patterns to tie the room together.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: We have a bunch of vinyl flooring left over from a recent renovation and I don’t want it to go to waste

Get your DIY gloves on and build up – the wall, that is! Create a cozy cabin retreat in the bedroom by using leftover wood vinyl to span the feature wall behind the headboard.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

Problem: I love the natural light coming through the window of our ground level bedroom, but it lacks privacy during the day

Hang sheers behind your nighttime blackout drapes, allowing you to enjoy the afternoon sun without neighbours accidentally peeking in on you.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Kim Christie Credits: Style at Home

8 bedroom design dilemmas and solutions

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